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November 8, 2021

All About Basque Country Wine and Cheese

With it’s unique and well-preserved culture, special cheeses and wines, and both French and Spanish culinary influences the Basque region should be on every foodie’s travel list!

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June 8, 2021

The Cheeses of the Rhone Valley

The Cheeses of the Rhone Valley With winemaking in the region dating back to the Roman Era, France’s Rhône Valley is primarily known as red wine country. Stretching from Switzerland to the Mediterranean coastline, today over 100 million gallons of wine are produced in the region annually, including the bistro classic Côtes-du-Rhône to powerful and …

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April 16, 2021

The Cheeses of New Zealand and Australia

With their open landscape, expansive dairy industry, and many European influences; both New Zealand and Australia are home to a wide variety of delicious imported cheeses you need to try! A Little History Cheesemaking in both countries began in the 1700’s when the first European settlers arrived; with dairy cows first arriving to Australia in …

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March 17, 2021

The Cheeses of Great Britain

Great Britain is the name of the island that is home to the countries of England, Wales, and Scotland, as well as home to some of your favorite imported cheeses!  In fact there are over 750 cheeses produced in Britain today, from classic cheddars to more unusual modern varieties..but this wasn’t always the case. World War II and a …

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January 11, 2021

The Cheeses of Emilia-Romagna

No tasting tour of Italy would be complete without a visit to the Emilia-Romagna region and it’s capital Bologna.  Known as the culinary heart of Italy; Emilia-Romagna is a region in north-eastern Italy just north of Tuscany and south of Milan and Venice. The Po River runs across the region and marks the boundary between …

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December 8, 2020

Holiday Markets Around The World

You’ve probably stopped in at a local craft fair or two in your hometown during the holiday season.  But in Europe the holiday markets are seriously next level!  Dating back over 700 years and originating in Germany, the tradition of holiday markets known as “Christkindlmarkt” or “Weihnachtsmarkt” is a sight to behold.  Historic old town …

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March 11, 2020

Make it a Party! International Holidays to Celebrate with Friends

It’s always fun to get together with family and friends; even more so to celebrate a holiday!  These international holidays offer fun new traditions to enjoy and are the perfect excuse to make it a party. ♥ Put a French Spin on Your Summer Gathering for Bastille Day – July 14th Known as “La Fete …

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January 21, 2020

Your Game Day Party Checklist

It’s such a blast to host a get together for family and friends for the Big Game! With our easy Game Day Party Checklist you’ll be able to kick back and enjoy the action too. 1) Arrange Your Arena With just a few simple decorations, you can set the scene for a football stadium-inspired theme. …

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December 3, 2019

Holiday Traditions Around the World

No matter where you go in the world, one thing stays the same: The holiday season is all about food and family. That said, cultural traditions are formed and the holidays are celebrated a little bit differently country to country with plenty of classics; as well as some fun and unexpected twists! A Few of …

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By Julie Hartigan

September 24, 2019

How to Build the Best Autumn Snackboard

It’s no secret that we love snack boards here at I Love Imported Cheese! They’re the perfect easy entertaining solution for all sorts of occasions from fall parties to Thanksgiving and weekend grazing. As the seasons change, so should your cheese choices and snackboard nibbles. Here are our tips for building an amazing autumnal snackboard …

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By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

August 5, 2019

Favorite Foodie Travel Cities

As a chef and perpetually food-curious person; one of my favorite things about international travel is discovering new and interesting dishes. It’s such a fantastic way to immerse yourself in a new culture and make amazing vacation memories. Plus, with a little sleuthing online or some vacation cookbook purchases you can recreate the taste experience …

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by Julie Hartigan

July 22, 2019

A Scandinavian Cheese & Travel Adventure

If the closest you’ve gotten to Scandinavia is a trip to IKEA it’s time to take a closer look! This stretch of northwestern Europe that includes Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (& sometimes the Nordic countries of Finland and Iceland too); Scandinavia is home to some seriously stunning sights! The region boasts shimmering blue lakes, Viking …

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Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/ Julie

April 16, 2019

How to Make the Best Mediterranean Snackboard

When it comes to hosting friends and family, a no-sweat, prep-ahead approach to your menu lets you relax and enjoy the party, too! And no better way to do that than with a fun, gorgeous and grazeable Mediterranean Snackboard! Our warm weather inspired Mediterranean Snackboard is the best possible blend of mezze, tapas, and your …

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By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

March 28, 2019

Your Cheese Travel Bucket List

If you’re as food (and cheese!) obsessed as I am you probably already love to sample local specialties when you travel. One of the best ways to immerse yourself in another culture is through their iconic dishes. And the same goes for cheeses! These unique cheese-travel experiences are so special that they’re worthy of adding to …

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by Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

January 30, 2019

How to Hygge in 5 Simple Steps

Tricky to define and even trickier to say, the Danish word “hygge” (it’s pronounced “hoo-gah” by the way) suddenly seems to come up everywhere you look and is one trend we can definitely get behind! Hygge roughly translates to “a feeling of coziness and contentment” or really creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good …